George V. Allen


George V. Allen

George Venable Allen (November 3 1903July 11 1970) was a United States diplomat.

Born in Durham, North Carolina, he attended Duke University- then known as Trinity College - graduating in 1920. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Iran from 1946-1948, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1948-1949, U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1949-1953, United States Ambassador to India and Nepal 1953–1954; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs from 1953-1954, U.S. Ambassador to Greece 1956-1957, and Director of the U.S. Information Agency from 1957-1960.

Allen was president of the Tobacco Institute from 1960 to 1966. [cite press release
title = George V. Allen, U.S.I.A Director, Named Tobacco Institute President
publisher = Hill and Knowlton
date = 1960-11-11
url = http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/zfa70a00
accessdate = 2008-08-02
] [cite press release
title = Former Senator Earle C. Clements Named Tobacco Institute President
publisher = Tobacco Institute
date = 1966-02-23
url = http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/ctl21c00
accessdate = 2008-08-02
]

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External links

* [http://www.trumanlibrary.org/hstpaper/allengv.htm George V. Allen Papers]


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